The Center’s Tribal Justice Exchange provides technical assistance to tribal communities seeking to develop or enhance their tribal justice systems. Funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Tribal Justice Exchange has three major goals:
- ensuring that tribal communities have access to training and ongoing technical assistance about problem-solving community-based practices;
- encouraging formal collaborations between traditional tribal justice systems and state and local court systems;
- identifying and disseminating best practices developed in Indian country that could help strengthen public safety initiatives elsewhere in the United States.
The Tribal Justice Exchange offers a range of services designed to meet these goals. To get help planning, implementing, or evaluating your program, click here. Click here to see upcoming grant opportunities and here to see upcoming conferences.
Can Peacemaking Work Outside of Tribal Communities?
A group of practitioners and policymakers from both tribal and state courts participated in a daylong discussion in December 2011 about Indian peacemaking with an eye toward documenting introducing peacemaking in non-Indian settings. The roundtable was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, in collaboration with the Center for Court Innovation. Click here to read more about the discussion.
Tribal Justice Exchange Staff
Aaron Arnold, Director
Brett Taylor, Director of Operations
Kathryn Ford, Children and Families Specialist
Leah Russell, Senior Associate
Adelle Fontanet, Senior Associate
Erika Sasson, Peacemaking Program Director
Sarah Reckess, Senior Associate and Director of Syracuse Office
Kate Halleron, Office Administrator
Precious Benally, Senior Associate
Conferences and Training Events
For information about upcoming tribal justice conferences and training events, click here.